A Different Time

The ocean of filth

Now surrounding, engulfing earth’s shore

Lies clinging, smothering like a belt of oil

Yet now I discern

A sweet, melodious note,

As the first birds of morn

And the gentle breath of new life

Heralding another day.


Dearest do not fret

For what seems lost, broken

To our eyes, before us and behind,

Is fecund humus hiding its issue

Of good news bursting through warning;

Certainty, peace, balm for the heart

And we the gardeners, expectant of green

That will colour the dark mud of winter’s death


5 thoughts on “A Different Time”

  1. Yes. So a new dawn of Allah is coming! Thank you. What a marvellous poem, harmonious of music and puriy of language. The first qasida of a new diwan. I always knew the poet but not his poems. I am so glad he started to sing! Alhamdulillah subhana wa ta’ala.

  2. Thank you Hajj Abdalbasir. I know nothing of poetry -I wish I did. This is in response to Matthew Arnold’s observation of the passing of faith in the mid 19th century. So I have used a part of his poem to express what I hope would bring him joy. So for me it was like shooting in the dark and I am glad that someone of your knowledge of poetry has confirmed that I hit the mark. Thanks to Shaykh Abdalhaqq for quoting it in the first place.

  3. salam alaykum, only want say that the poem is beautiful… sorry for my little words, my english is not very nice.

    I follow the teachs of shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi from all web sites, cause i am from Argentina.
    Thank you.

    Yasmin Matuk

    1. Yasmin, wa alaykum assalam. Gracias por sus amables palabras. Estoy feliz de saber que seguir los trabajos del Sheik Dr. Abdalqadir As-Sufi. Espero que siga algunos de los enlaces a los sitios de su pueblo. Con una pequeña ayuda de un traductor.

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